With Memorial Day fast approaching, it’s likely you and your friends are heating up the grill in anticipation of a weekend spent with family, friends and food. Your cookouts will have you and your friends ready to dive right into plenty of Memorial Day fare, and thanks to this roundup of delicious Medifast recipes, you don’t have to miss a beat! Whether it’s the main course on the grill or a tasty appetizer, your cookout contribution is sure to be a healthy hit!
FOR THE GRILL
If you find yourself in charge of the grill this Memorial Day, then these are the recipes you’re looking for!
Impress your guests with a colorful and nutritious kabob – Medifast has recipes for both chicken and shrimp!
SNACK AND APPETIZERS
If you’re looking for the perfect dish to set alongside the chips and salsa before the real meal gets started, look no further! These unique recipes keep the classic Memorial Day taste with a fresh twist.
Who doesn’t love nachos? Bell peppers keep them healthy and nutritious – and you still get to load them up with toppings.
You won’t need potato skins with these zucchini boats on hand! A light zucchini base and tasty toppings make for a great snack.
In honor of the Fishing Opener on Mother’s Day weekend, our registered dietitians prepared two Walleye recipes that are both delicious and Medifast approved!
2- 7 ounce walleye fillets
1 ounce chopped walnuts
1 tsp dried dill
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
1 egg for bath
Preheat broiler to high. Mix walnuts, spices and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Scramble the egg in a separate bowl. Dunk fish fillets one at a time into egg bath. Transfer fish to walnut and spice mixture. Coat fillets evenly. Place fish on a cookie sheet into oven about 6″ below the broiler. (I used the first level down from the top).
Watch fish carefully. It will take between 5-7 minutes to cook fully. When you notice the cheese starting to brown, check fish every 30 seconds to see if it’s done. Fish will flake easily with a fork when fully cooked.
Turn broiler off and leave fish in oven about 5 minutes. (this is optional, but will ensure it’s cooked all the way and give you a chance to finish the rest of your preparation)
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So, what’s next?
Your calories and meal suggestions were created for your weight loss goals, but now that you are maintaining, some foods and portion sizes can be adjusted for this new phase! Also, the transition from a weight loss phase to maintenance is very much about learning for yourself how to create healthy meals, portion sizes and habits!
How it works:
Once you reach your goal weight, you are ready for a transition phase. During this period, your Medifast consultant will make adjustments to your plan, add in new foods and continue to meet with you to assess your progress. During this transition you will also establish an understanding of portion control and how to fuel your body without overeating and gaining back weight.
At Medifast – we pride ourselves on our maintenance program! We love watching our clients lose the weight, but more than that, we love giving them the skills to keep it off for life! We promote long-term sustainable weight management, something you won’t find with yo-yo diets!
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